Prosecutor: Man Gets 30 Years for Aggravated Sex Assault of Child

A Monmouth County man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after his August conviction for the aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Michael Johnson, 54, of Asbury Park, was sentenced Thursday morning and ordered to serve 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole no earlier than the age of 79.

If paroled, Johnson must register as a sex offender according to Megan’s Law and be subject to parole supervision for life. The sentence was imposed by Superior Court Judge Joseph Oxley exceeded the mandatory minimum pursuant to the Jessica Lunsford Act.

The case background …

Johnson was convicted on Aug. 7 after a two-week trial before Judge Oxley. The jury found Johnson guilty of: first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. 

He was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for the second-degree sexual assault and five years in state prison for the third-degree endangering charge. Those sentences were imposed to run concurrently with the 30-year sentence for first-degree aggravated sexual assault.  

The charges in this case were the result of a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Bureau and the Asbury Park Police Department.  

— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office